USN-2483-2: Ghostscript vulnerabilities

26 January 2015

Ghostscript could be made to crash or run programs as your login if it opened a specially crafted file.

Releases

Packages

  • ghostscript - PostScript and PDF interpreter

Details

USN-2483-1 fixed vulnerabilities in JasPer. This update provides the
corresponding fix for the JasPer library embedded in the Ghostscript
package.

Original advisory details:

Jose Duart discovered that JasPer incorrectly handled ICC color profiles in
JPEG-2000 image files. If a user were tricked into opening a specially
crafted JPEG-2000 image file, a remote attacker could cause JasPer to crash
or possibly execute arbitrary code with user privileges. (CVE-2014-8137)

Jose Duart discovered that JasPer incorrectly decoded certain malformed
JPEG-2000 image files. If a user were tricked into opening a specially
crafted JPEG-2000 image file, a remote attacker could cause JasPer to crash
or possibly execute arbitrary code with user privileges. (CVE-2014-8138)

It was discovered that JasPer incorrectly handled certain malformed
JPEG-2000 image files. If a user were tricked into opening a specially
crafted JPEG-2000 image file, a remote attacker could cause JasPer to crash
or possibly execute arbitrary code with user privileges. (CVE-2014-8157)

It was discovered that JasPer incorrectly handled memory when processing
JPEG-2000 image files. If a user were tricked into opening a specially
crafted JPEG-2000 image file, a remote attacker could cause JasPer to crash
or possibly execute arbitrary code with user privileges. (CVE-2014-8158)

Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:

Ubuntu 10.04

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.

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